Westbury’s golden boys lift Midlands under 17s relay title

THERE was no doubt who took pride of place in the Midland Counties Young Athletes Road Relays at the weekend – Westbury Harriers’ under 17 men’s team.

The trio of Artie Savageswaine, Sulaiman Aslam and Seamus Robinson led from start to finish for a glorious victory by 1min 27secs from Swindon Harriers with Worcester third.

In addition, Savageswaine and Robinson clocked the top two fastest times of the day overall, which is a tremendous achievement.

NSAC trio of (L to R): Felix Ashby, Joseph Finch and James Bennett

The other local success story came from North Somerset AC as their trio of James Bennett, Felix Ashby and Joseph Finch (pictured right) won the bronze team medals in the under 13 boys’ event.

The Westbury squad of Augustin Downing, Thomas Woodworth and Daniel Pemble also impressed in fifth place while in the under 15 boys’ event Westbury’s team of Murray Pearson, Daniel Kelly and Akira Bees finished a creditable sixth.

Bristol & West AC’s best result came in the under 13 girl’s age group as the squad of G Rittersherratt, Phoebe Sanigar and Holly Massey placed fifth.

Under 17 men: 1 Westbury Harriers 37:28 (Artie Savageswaine, Sulaiman Aslam, Seamus Robinson).

22 Bristol & West AC 43:56 (Ishmael Bradley, Liam Spector, Ismail Rashid).

Under 15 boys: 1 Birchfield 39:49.

6 Westbury Harriers 41:45 (Murray Pearson, Daniel Kelly, Akira Bees).

8 North Somerset AC 41:01 (Jacob Forsbrook, Herbie Cooksley, Benjamin Collins).

12 Bristol & West AC 43:50 (Vijay Bakrania, Ronnie Wilmott, Oliver Draper).

Under 13 boys: 1 Wolverhampton & Bilston 41:40; 2 Wreake & Soar Valley 42:29; 3 North Somerset AC 43:39 (James Bennett 15:25, Felix Ashby, Joseph Finch 13:45).

5 Westbury Harriers 44:21 (Augustin Downing, Thomas Woodworth, Daniel Pemble).

8 Bristol & West AC 45:31 (Sean Deane, Elijah Buscemi, Thomas White).

Under 17 women: 1 Kettering 43:14.

Under 15 girls: 1 Wreake & Soar Valley 41:18.

13 Bristol & West AC 48:04 (Zahra Fitzpatrick, Eliza Bolt, Holly Sanigar).

Under 13 girls: 1 Kettering 45:13.

5 Bristol & West AC 48:49 (G Rittersherratt, Phoebe Sanigar, Holly Massey).